Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Monday, July 27, 2015

WW2015: Introducing Serena

There are only a few weeks left until this week's event, so I think it is time to showcase some of the attractions that we haven't talked about yet. For example:

Serena Cairns is an author who describes her writing thus: "I find the writing process akin to magic and attempt the art of literary alchemy, turning mere words into evocative stories. I won a short story writing course with The London School of Journalism, and went on to have stories, articles and poetry published in a number of magazines, ranging from Australian Cosmopolitan to The Criminologist".

She is also a winner of the 14o character short story for Wildsound Festival (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgMeVLZfhvY)
Father of Lies
ISBN-978 0 9931600 8 0
ISBN-978 0 9931982 3 6 e-book format

Something unspeakable has lain beneath an ancient Norfolk church for centuries. Its discovery now forces an unconventional female priest to take on an ancient religious order and brave Hell itself  – or are they one and the same adversary?
          What begins as a supernatural story evolves into a mystery that has stretched over centuries, and a hidden prophesy that completely re-shapes the Church of Rome.

"A brilliant philosophical and theological adventure that takes the reader from an ancient horror below a country church to a challenge of global proportions. A compelling, thought-provoking narrative, superbly written, tense and challenging."

"The characters are three-dimensional, the descriptions are evocative. With elements of M.R. James, Lovecraft and others – including Dan Brown – Serena Cairns has come up with something that is actually quite original in its own right."
BRUCE G. HALLENBECK - author/filmmaker

"I am a great fan of her writing."  SHANE BRIANT - actor/author 
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